After a cold rainy week, we can look forward to a beautiful weekend full of fun times! If you know of a local event we can write about; send us a press release to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support local at the Heritage Park Market Days this Saturday
Everyone is invited to the Heritage Park Market Days this Saturday.
Loads of local vendors from all over the Coastal Bend will be gathering at 1581 N Chaparral St, Corpus Christi, Texas 78401.
"Come spend the day in beautiful Heritage Park," their event page says. "Meet some of the friendliest people in South Texas. Find that unique item you just cant live with out."
It goes from 9 am to 4 pm, Nov. 16.
They are currently seeking sponsors to pay their musicians and stage crews. You can reach out to Tommie Sue at email@example.com if you are interested in a sponsorship.
The festival is brought to you by CaT.S. Markets UNA.
Check out 'A Christmas Carol' at Harbor Playhouse this weekend
A Christmas classic has returned to Harbor Playhouse this weekend.
"Charles Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL gets the full Broadway treatment by multi award winning composer Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast & Tangled), and Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, Anastasia)," the Harbor Playhouse website says.
Come catch the true meaning of Christmas at any of the following times:
Saturday Nov. 16, 2019 at 7:30PM
Friday Nov. 22, 2019 at 7:30PM
Saturday Nov. 23, 2019 at 7:30PM
Sunday Nov. 24, 2019 at 2:30PM
Friday Nov. 29, 2019 at 7:30PM
Saturday Nov. 30, 2019 at 7:30PM
Sunday Dec. 1, 2019 at 2:30PM
Friday Dec. 6, 2019 at 7:30PM
Saturday Dec. 7, 2019 at 7:30PM
Sunday Dec. 8, 2019 at 2:30PM
Friday Dec. 13, 2019 at 7:30PM
Saturday Dec. 14, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Sunday Dec. 15, 2019 at 2:30PM
Adults get in for $20. Military gets in for $15 with military ID. Seniors 65 and up get in for $15. Student's get in for $15. Kids 13 and under get in for $10.
Orders of 10 seats or more can receive a discounted rate of $16 per ticket. These tickets must be purchased in one transaction. Call Harbor Playhouse box office for more info at 361-888-SHOW (7469)
'Down by the Bay' run supports American Cancer Society
Ready to get your run on down by the bay?
The Down By The Bay 5K & 1k Kids Fun Run is this Saturday at 8 am.
This run benefits a good cause: The American Cancer Society and the Schools VS Cancer Programs.
"We’re on a mission to free the world from cancer," their Facebook event page says. "Until we do, we’ll be funding and conducting research, sharing expert information, supporting patients, and spreading the word about prevention. All so you can live longer — and better."
The run starts at Water's Edge Park, Nov. 16.
Check out their event page for more info.
Prospective students can sample TAMU-CC at 'Island Day'
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is offering prospective undergraduate students and their families a chance to test the waters at the school during its official campus preview event.
More than 12,000 students call TAMU-CC their home-away-from-home, and Island Day will give those who attend a chance to discover everything the university has to offer for anyone whose goals include higher education.
Future Islanders are invited to spend this Saturday learning about admissions, financial aid and on-campus housing. There will also be a chance to meet current students and learn about various campus organizations, as well as sit in at a classroom with a professor to find out why TAMU-CC's academic programs are a particular source of pride.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. in the University Center. The program begins at 9 a.m. and runs through the afternoon.
To register ahead of time, check out their website .
And for more information, contact the Islander Welcome Center at (361) 825-8687 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local Survival Skills class teaches knife basics, fire starting, and wild edibles
A local survivor skills enthusiast wants to share his knowledge with the community.
Tevin Gray has been obsessed with nature from a very young age. Growing up, he would build shelters in the woods and has fond memories of sharing stories around a self-made fire pit in his front yard. He developed his roots in survival skills by reading books and watching shows about the topic.
"As I grew older my interest continued to grow. After reading books like 'Hatchet' and watching 'Survivorman' on TV, my passion truly developed in teen years," he said.
Last year, Gray had the pleasure of honing his skills by teaching at an educational school in Oregon called Trackers Earth and worked this past summer for Youth Odyssey.
"I gained professional skills there, as well as teaching the youth as young as 5 years old and up to adults, primitive skills that have been lost in time," Gray said. "I Mainly valued my teachings from others with many many years of experience."
The class he is teaching will teach the basics of knives, how to start a fire, and what is edible in the wild.
"We all come from a place where these skills kept us alive," Gray told us. "Primitive fire making, cooking off the land, making tools from nature and much more. We often forget about our roots and why it important to learn these past skills. The term 'rewilding' is a hot topic now since it allows people to reconnect themselves to nature. I find be extremely valuable in today's society, as well as teaching the youth how to safely learn these skills that could potentially save their lives someday!"
The first session starts this Saturday, Nov. 16 from 3 pm to 5 pm at the The Learning Garden-Tom Graham Park, 3808 Up River Rd, Corpus Christi, Texas 78408.
Students are encouraged to dress comfortably in clothes that will likely get dirty and the first class is only $5.
Adults can take the monthly class for $25, $15 dollars for under 18 youth, and ages 5 and under are free. Check their page for group rates.
FUMC will present annual holiday market on Saturday
The First United Methodist Church will conduct its annual Holiday Market Days Saturday at the church.
Lynne Lavender and Shari Salvo met with KRIS 6 Meteorologist Maclovio Perez today at La Palmera Mall to discuss the upcoming event. It is the 14th annual event Holiday Market presented by the church.
The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the church, 900 S. Shoreline Blvd.
For more information, call them at 361-884-0391 or check out their website at www.ccfumc.com .